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Grant County Fire Weather Watch from 2/19/2014 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM MST

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
643 AM MST TUE FEB 18 2014

...CRITICAL CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ON WEDNESDAY...

.AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND HELP MIX STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH
DOWN TO THE SURFACE. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL BE FALLING
INTO THE 5 TO 15 PERCENT RANGE ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
AND FAR WEST TEXAS TO CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
WINDS WILL SUBSIDE SOON AFTER SUNSET...BUT OUR DRY CONDITIONS WILL
CONTINUE.

SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
643 AM MST TUE FEB 18 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 110...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY
MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* EVENT: FIRE WEATHER ...ZONE 111 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS.
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO
GRANDE VALLEY. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO
MOUNTAINS. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055 EL PASO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
HUDSPETH.

* TIMING: ...11 AM MST TO 8 PM MST WEDNESDAY.

* WIND: WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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